EOS 550D_HG_EN_Flat | Image Stabilization | Camera

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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.................... 5 Contents at a Glance........................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ......................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ....................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List............................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting........................ 26 Turning on the Power ........................................................................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ......................................................................................................................... 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer..................................................................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques................................................... 35 Basic Operation ...................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.................................. 55 x Image Playback............................. 58 6 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ...................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ..... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........................................................................... 10 Handling Precautions ........................................................................................................................................ 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ..................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 29 Selecting the Interface Language.............................................. 12 Quick Start Guide ................. 38 3 Menu Operations ......... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................................................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time........................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ......... 48 7 Disabling Flash................... 4 Chapters ....................................... 14 Nomenclature ..............................................................................................

...................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ........................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ...........................................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer..................104 Preventing Camera Shake ...............................82 a: Manual Exposure................69 i Continuous Shooting .......................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style .......87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...............................91 A Registering a Picture Style.......................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..............................................................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation .62 D Using the Built-in Flash .............................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...............................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..............................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ........64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..........................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..............96 A AE Lock .................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock...........................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ...................................................................................................................................106 7 ........................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE....................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ...........68 MF: Manual Focusing ...............................................................................................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.......................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ............................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.......................................................................... 164 8 ............................................................................... 146 Setting the Flash .................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus .......... 159 k Enjoying Movies .... 113 Focusing Manually............................................................. 138 Card Reminder ...................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image .................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................. 108 Shooting Function Settings ..................................................................................................................................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .............................................................. 124 Shooting Function Settings ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 156 u/y Magnified View .................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ............................................ 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies .............................................................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings..................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............................................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color................. 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ............ 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ...Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ............................................................................................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly............ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ....................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ...............

.......................................190 Custom Function Settings .........................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ....................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .203 Remote Control Shooting..........176 wPrinting................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...................................................................192 Registering My Menu .................................................................................................210 Menu Settings .........................................204 External Speedlites ................................167 K Protecting Images ..........................171 B Shooting Information Display ..................................................................................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ....188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ..................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .................................................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ..............................................170 L Erasing Images .........................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes...........................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...198 Setting Copyright Information............................................................178 Trimming the Image ............218 Error Codes...........................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV .................................212 System Map ..................................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ......................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ..........................................................................................................................................................................................225 Index ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).......

84 (Bulb exposure) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .50. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.45 .57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p. 62.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p. 53.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.46.

72 (73.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .68 (S AF point selection) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.167 (Video OUT) p.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p. 83.156 (H Index display) p. 1) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.53.171 (L Delete) p.72 (76.

Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. well-ventilated location. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. reflex mirror. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. card and battery from the camera. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Even while the camera is in storage. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. If there is condensation. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. viewfinder. test all its functions before using it. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. dry. If condensation forms on the camera. do not use the camera. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. remove the lens. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. This is to avoid damaging the camera. and focusing screen. 12 . and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. For stubborn dirt. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. To prevent condensation.

It will return to normal at room temperature. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. Store the card in a case. or humid locations. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. the camera may become hot. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. or vibration. are not a malfunction. Although this is not a malfunction. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Do not subject it to excessive force. dusty. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Do not store the card in hot. or magnet. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. physical shock. bend. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. note the following: Do not drop. In low or high temperatures.. 13 .Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Dead pixels displaying only black or red.99% effective pixels. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. speakers.01% or less pixels. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. or wet the card. They do not affect the images recorded. Live View shooting. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. However. etc. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.

Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p. (p. .33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. see page 24. insert it into the slot. (p. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. Set the power switch to <1>.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. Attach the lens. see page 29. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you.26) To charge the battery.

Focus the subject.171). Take the picture. press the <x> button (p. (p.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. (p. and the camera will focus the subject.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. 2 sec. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Press the shutter button halfway. see page 107.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. see “Erasing Images” (p. on the LCD monitor. (p. Review the picture. 15 .58). To display the image again.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. If necessary. To delete an image.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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120) Focus mode switch (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.69.69.33) 21 .33) Zoom position index (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Hood mount (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens mount index (p.33) Contacts (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Focusing ring (p.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .24).

1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.205). Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.

The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. For safety reasons. When the battery is fully recharged. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. As shown in the illustration. 24 . the full-charge lamp will turn green. To detach the battery. 2 Attach the battery.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. It takes approx. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. follow the above procedure in reverse. attach the battery securely. recharging in low temperatures (6°C .10°C / 43°F .

a small amount of power current is released. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. the battery has reached the end of its service life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. When not using the camera. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Purchase a new battery. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. remove the battery. After recharging the battery. If necessary. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Even during storage. 25 . If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period.

until it snaps shut. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Otherwise. 2 Insert the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. After opening the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 3 Close the cover. be careful not to swing it back further. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. the hinge might break. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 26 .

you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.139). the <f> icon might not be displayed. To turn on the camera again. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the LCD monitor will display <f>.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. Set to this position when not using the camera. <1> : The camera turns on. 27 . This is normal and not a problem..Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. During the sensor cleaning. just press the shutter button halfway (p..37). If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. Even during the sensor cleaning. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. [Recording . see page 29 to set the date/time.

see page 109. c : Battery will be exhausted soon.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the number of possible shots may be lower. no Live View shooting. 470 shots without flash use and approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 470 shots Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. but adequate power remains. 28 . Depending on the lens used. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Using the LCD monitor often. For battery life with Live View shooting. n : Battery must be recharged. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 550 shots Approx. x : Battery level is slightly down.

3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the date/time might be reset.) setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. If this happens. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <V> key to set the number. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. (Returns to b. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the [6] tab.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 1 Display the menu. the 3 SetPress date and time. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. set the date/time again. Press then press <0>. then press <0>. The date/time will be set. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. 29 . Under 2 Time].

the the <V> key to select language. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the 3 SetPress desired language. tab. The interface language will change. then press <0>. then press <0>. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK].3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). 30 .

3 Close the cover.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card.138). ISO speed.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). etc. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you set the power switch to <1>. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. image-recording quality. the card.

When the access lamp is lit or blinking. then close the cover. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor.. the 2 Remove pushcard. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.140). card. If the card already contains recorded images. Gently in the The card will stick out. If the error persists. • Removing the battery. being erased. While the access lamp is lit or blinking.. Doing so may damage the image data. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. Check that “Recording. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then open the cover. Set the power switch to <2>. • Shaking or banging the camera around. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Make sure the access lamp is off. use a different card. never do any of the following. Pull the card straight out. then let go.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal. remove and reinstall the card. 32 . It may also damage the card or camera. or data is being transferred.42).Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. • Opening the card slot cover.

Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. 4 Remove the front lens cap. autofocus will not operate. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. When storing the camera without a lens attached. lens. 33 . Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Red index lens. do it in a place with minimal dust.

If you want to zoom.59 in. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. Doing so may cause loss of vision.) 34 . do not touch the rotating part.94 in. do it before focusing. then detach it.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.9 mm / 0. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.6x. Image sensor size (22. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.88 x 0.3 x 14. Turn the lens until it stops. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.42 x 0.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.

Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. However.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.5-5.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. 35 . picture. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS lens as an example.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. The Image Stabilizer will operate. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.

place one foot in front of the other. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 36 . see page 107. 6.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 4. 5. To maintain a stable stance. 2. 3. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. sold separately) is recommended. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. You can press the shutter button halfway. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. 37 . image playback. Even during the menu display.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. It can cause blurred pictures. and image recording. To prevent camera shake. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. then slowly press the shutter button completely. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

1 Display the Quick Control screen. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the 2 SetPress desired setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. press the <Q> button. This is called the Quick Control screen. you can select certain drive modes (p. 38 . When the shooting settings are displayed. the the <S> key to select function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.72). In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The Quick Control screen will activate (7).

The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).194) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting. select the function and press <0>.72) Picture Style (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.89) Shooting mode* (p.86) AF mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 . Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.70) Metering mode (p.75) White balance (p.

and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <S> cross keys. date/time. etc. While looking at the LCD monitor. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button.

<0> to setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 41 . 5 SetPress desired set it. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. tab. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.) The current setting is indicated in blue. A list of menu functions is on page 212. the setting. 4 Select the setting. item. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. then press <0>.

Under the [5] tab. 2 Format the card. When the card is formatted. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. transfer the images to a computer. 1 Select [Format]. before formatting the card. press <0>. all images and data in the card will be erased. For low-level formatting.. 42 . Even protected images will be erased. then press <0>. the menu will reappear. select [Format]. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. format the card with the camera. If necessary. then select [OK]. When the formatting is completed. Select [OK]. etc. then The card will be formatted.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer.

the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Then format the card with the camera. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. When the card is formatted or data is erased. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. 43 . execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.224). The card is full with images or data. A card-related error is displayed (p. When discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Even in this case. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The actual data is not completely erased. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. only the file management information is changed.

take the camera away from the fluorescent light. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below.17. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. the display-off sensor (p. image. If this happens. In such a case. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. etc. menu screen. the LCD monitor might turn off. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. If a fluorescent light is nearby. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. Appears when you press the <x> button. 44 . Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Press the button again to return to the previous screen.

Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Ba si cZ one 45 . the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. With the Basic Zone modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.210).103).

If necessary. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the built-in flash will popup automatically. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. At the same time. you can push it back down with your fingers. on the LCD monitor. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and generally the closest object will be focused. Focus confirmation light picture. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. All the AF points will be used to focus. halfway. If the built-in flash has popped up. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 46 .1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 3 Focus the subject. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Some lenses have indications such as <40. Under low light.25m/0. Move to the subject as close as possible. use a macro lens (sold separately). use the <4> (Close-up) mode.8ft>. A simple background makes the flower. 52 . the built-in flash will fire. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. stand out better. With a zoom lens. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. If you have a zoom lens. move away from the subject. etc. If you are too close to the subject. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. use the telephoto end. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. To make small things appear much larger.

5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. continuous shooting (max. 3.7 shots per sec. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. 53 . Aim the center AF point over the subject. When you want to take the picture. If you hold down the shutter button.) and autofocusing will take effect. approx. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. use the <5> (Sports) mode. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. During autofocusing. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Use the center AF point to focus. If focus cannot be achieved. Hold the camera steady and shoot. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.

If the self-timer is also used. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. When using a zoom lens. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Under low light. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Also. 54 .

<Q> 2 Press the use thebutton.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. For details about each function. picture. However.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. see page 56-57. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. depth of field. the image-recording quality. etc. to select You can <S> key the function (7). The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. 55 . If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the 3 SetPress desired setting. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. * CA stands for Creative Auto. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. the the <S> key to select function to be set. color tone (Picture Style). A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.

the background might not look so blurred.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. 56 . If you want to blur the background. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. the background will look more in focus. <D> (Flash on). the picture will look brighter. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the background will look more blurred. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. it will not be applied. If you set <b> (Flash off). (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the picture will look darker. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. When flash is used.

* By pressing <0>. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.71. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. (p. continuous. By pressing <0>. (5) Single.204).C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. the set number of shots is taken continuously. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.. landscapes.7 frames per second (fps). 57 . or black-and-white photos. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. you can set it for portraits. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children.

With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. 1 Playback the image. the display format will change. see page 155. the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 58 .x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Z> key. For more details on the playback procedure. Each time you press the <B> button. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. When you press the <x> button. image. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. press the <Y> key.

The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. 3 59 . the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. to prevent spoiled shots.

Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 60 . Then press the shutter button halfway. This is called Program AE. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 2 Focus the subject.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 4 Take the picture. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>.

turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). drive mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. many functions such the AF mode. 61 . The program can be shifted.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. as shown in the figure. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.5). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. decrease the ISO speed. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. In bright light (4000 22). and other functions (p. With <d>.62) or use the built-in flash (p. In the <d> mode. Program shift is not possible with flash. In very low light or very bright light.64). The functions you can set are limited. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. drive mode. built-in flash. So under low light. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.210). (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. You can freely set the AF mode. After you take the picture. you can change the ISO speed (p.62) or use flash (p. In low light (30" 3.64). the program shift will be canceled.

H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. 1 Press the <Z> button. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.192).6400.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. With “AUTO” selected.) may appear. 62 . etc.400 400 . In the Basic Zone modes.64). When you shoot at high ISO speeds.194). “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.6400 (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . dots of light. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Fn)] menu. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . (9) [ISO speed] will appear.63). the ISO speed. noise (banding. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.1600 1600 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].63). the farther the flash range will be (p. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the ISO speed is set automatically (p. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.

Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . However. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. or 3200. 200. 63 . Under the [y] tab. As indicated below. Therefore. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. in the image’s shooting information. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. 800. select [ISO Auto]. When “AUTO” is set. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. 400. 1600. the ISO speed will be set within this range. then press <0>. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. Select the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”.

97 1 .31 1 .5-5.22 1 .6.138 [Approx.11 1 .5 .5 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.1/200 sec.5 / 3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 . the flash will fire for the picture. picture.24 1 .5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 .5.11 / 3. 1 Press the <D> button. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5-5.5 . In the <d> mode.5 / 3.49 1 .5 / 3. low light.5 .9.5 .69 1 .5 .15 1 .7.17 1 .13 / 3.19 / 3.5 .34 1 .5 .5 . . or backlit conditions in daylight. While the flash is recycling.5 .12 1 . button halfway.5 .5 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 / 3. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 / 3.7.43 1 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.4.5 .30 / 3.6 IS lens 64 .3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.15 / 3.5 .21 / 3.2.3.26 / 3.5 .42 / 3.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.61 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.

When you press the shutter button halfway. take the picture after this display turns off. when you press the shutter button halfway. the picture will be taken. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. or when you go closer to the subject. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. For important shots.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. increase the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. you can extend the flash range. 65 . decrease the ISO speed. when the room is well lit.3 feet away from the subject. Select [Enable]. then press <0>. then press <0>. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. By increasing the ISO speed. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. select [Red-eye reduc. Then when you press the shutter button completely. In bright light. decrease the ISO speed.]. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Under the [1] tab. For flash photography. For best results.

86). With evaluative metering (p. the focus will be locked. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. 2 Press mode] will appear. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. 1 On the lens. then press <0>. 4 Focus the subject. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. When focus is achieved. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the <ZE> button.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 66 . One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. You can then recompose the shot if desired. In the Basic Zone modes. the camera will focus only once. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red.

If this occurs. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. When the AF point selection (p. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. However. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. Also. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject starts moving.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the beeper will sound softly. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. With AI Servo AF. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. 67 .202). the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the subject will be focused continuously. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. During autofocusing.68) is automatic. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light.

When all AF points light up. all the AF points are active. 2 Select the AF point. 1 Press the <S> button. With the <d> (Program AE). Generally. <f>. 68 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. While looking at the viewfinder. and <a> modes. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. the subject. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. <s>.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. Therefore.

2 Focus the subject. If you focus the eyes first. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. with a fast lens from f/1. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If it is difficult to focus. 69 . If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.0 to f/2. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.8. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. Also. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. First use the center AF point to focus. select and use the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. the beeper sounds.

the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. 70 . 2 Select <i>. In AI Servo AF mode. Press the <U> then press <0>. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting.193) is set to [2: Strong]. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Flash can also be used.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 3 Take the picture. key to select <i>.7 shots per sec. Since the flash will require recycling time.

With <q>. Look through the viewfinder. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. (p. After taking self-timer shots.106) q: 10-sec. 71 . to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.58). If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. attach the eyepiece cover (p. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. it may throw off the exposure. beeper. self-timerN (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. use focus lock (p. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.205). 3 Take the picture. self-timer The remote control can also be used. focus the subject. then press <0>. 2 Select the self-timer. press the <YiQ> button. Q: 10-sec.204) l: 2-sec. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. Two seconds before the picture is taken. then press the shutter button completely. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.

* The file size. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 72 . 17. and other settings.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. the image-recording quality. Select the desired quality. number of possible shots.5 megapixels) and the image quality. 17. Custom Functions. [Quality] will appear. Under the [1] tab. select [Quality].) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.9. 1 Select [Quality]. ISO speed.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. ISO 100. 2 Selectyour reference.5M) Approx.5+6.4 3. or 4. 8.0.5 megapixels (4. and Standard Picture Style. then press <0>.1 24. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. then press <0>.2 3.2 1.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. card brand. 4.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.4 1.5 24. image size in pixels (****x****). 17. 8. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).7 2.

) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. Even with the same number of pixels.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.8x12. but more images can be saved to the card.7x8. If 8 is selected. For details.7cm/7. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.3in.5x11. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. 11.) you want to crop the image. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. 1.8x10cm/5. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. If A3 (42x29. 14.7in. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Other than 1. or 1+73 is recommended. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Or. Depending on the shooting conditions.0x5.8x3. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. it might be fewer than indicated.9. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. the image quality will be slightly lower.7cm/16.7x21cm/ 1 83. the 7 image has higher image quality. 73 .0in.9in. 83 A4 (29.

1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. 74 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. CR2 0001 .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. Using the provided software is recommended.JPG for JPEG and .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.CR2 for RAW). JPG File extension 1. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.

you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.92). sharp. [Picture Style] will appear. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. By changing the [Color tone] (p. 1 Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. and crisp. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. The image looks softer.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. picture. Effective for close-ups of women or children. 75 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Effective for impressive landscapes. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can adjust the skin tone.

When [Monochrome] is selected. a Picture Style file. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled..A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Other than with 1. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. The image is dull and subdued.91). the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. W User Def. [Landscape]. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. and adjust it as desired (p. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. 76 . etc. For natural colors and subdued images.

Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. aperture setting. 77 . Except for <8>. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. the desired shutter speed. picture.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>.5 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. Also. However. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. and “15"” is 15 sec. “0"5” indicates 0. * <s> stands for Time value. 78 . Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.

79 . to 1/500 sec. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If this happens. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. to 1/30 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. or slower. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. If you use a telephoto lens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If this happens. If the exposure will be too bright.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 30 sec.

f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. 80 . The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the desired aperture. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. picture. If no lens is attached to the camera. the smaller the aperture opening will be. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

If the picture will be too dark. And the closer the subject. the “30"” (30 sec. If this happens.) shutter speed display will blink. On the other hand. If this happens. In such cases. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed.) shutter speed display will blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. 81 . the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. Under low light. the narrower the depth of field. If the picture will be too bright. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range.

to suit the scene’s brightness. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically.192). Using a tripod is recommended. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). (fixed)] (p.112). In low light.30 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. If you are handholding the camera. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. 82 . You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. .

or to bulb. With flash. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. While you change the shutter speed and aperture.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. 83 . * <a> stands for Manual. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. To set the aperture. You can decide which exposure level to set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. turn the <6> dial. the exposure level mark will move. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. To set the shutter speed. to 1/30 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.

84 . using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.193). For bulb exposures. 205) is recommended. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the image might look a little grainy. etc.204) for bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. It can be used to photograph fireworks. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.204. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. later.

3 Take the picture. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. The exposure is correct. however. Decrease the ISO speed. it means that the subject is too dark. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. the subject. Flash can be used. I want to use flash. it means that the subject is too bright. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. A slow shutter speed has been set. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). The desired depth of field will not be obtained. Increase the ISO speed. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 85 . the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically.

then press <0>. select [Metering mode]. Under the [2] tab. 86 . r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. evaluative metering is recommended. 1 Select [Metering mode]. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. the 2 SetPress metering mode. etc.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. then press <0>. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Normally. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.select the the <U> key to metering mode. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

comp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp./AEB] on page 89.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. After taking the picture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. 87 .

/ AEB] menu (p. To make the flash exposure brighter. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.<S> key to select [y*].38). The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. press the <Q> button (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). With the shooting settings displayed.] will be displayed at the bottom. comp] (p. 2 Select [y]. After taking the picture. setting] option.149). turn the <6> dial to the right. comp. 88 .89). Select [Flash exp. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. turn the <6> dial to the left. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Press the [Flash exposure comp.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].

3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. select [Expo. decreased exposure. the AEB amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. then press <0>./AEB]. Under the [2] tab. You can then choose the best exposure. and increased exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). comp. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. comp. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 89 . Press <0> to set it./AEB]. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. AEB amount picture. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure.

Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. and increased exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. flash recycling is complete. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. With <q> set. and increased exposure. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. you can take three continuous shots.57). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. decreased exposure. etc. If <i> continuous shooting (p. AEB will be applied. 90 . Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. decreased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation.

The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. To see the resulting effects. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. select [Picture Style]. 91 . Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.then press the Select Style. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. take test shots. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. see page 93. To customize [Monochrome]. then press <0>. screen will appear. the 4 SetPress parameter. parameter. <B> button.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The Detail set.

A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To decrease the color saturation. the more diluted the colors will look. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to E. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the F end. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the blander the image will look. the sharper the image will look. To make it less sharp. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the E end. To make the skin tone less red. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. The closer it is to H. To make it sharper. To make the skin tone redder. To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. To decrease the contrast. the softer the image will look. the crisper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. To increase the contrast. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to G. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to H. 92 . set it toward the minus end.] in step 3.

Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The blue sky will look quite dark. It can make the image look more impressive. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look more natural. 93 . you can create a monochrome image in that color. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. and the white clouds will look crisper.

3 Press <0>. Style. press With [Picture <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 2]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. [User Def. 94 . select [Picture Style]. The Detail set. then press <0>. select the Picture Style here. Under the [2] tab.]. 3]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.*]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 1]. screen will appear. then press <0>. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. or [User Def. then press the Select [User Def. <B> button. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. Style] selected. 2 Select [User Def.

follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *] and then shoot. For details. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. then press <0>. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] will be displayed in blue. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. *]. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. 95 . *] settings will revert to the default. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. all the [User Def.144). The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.

The ICC profile is not appended. Under the [2] tab. then [sRGB] press <0>. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. the color space. sRGB is recommended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. Adobe RGB.21). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. For normal shooting. In Basic Zone modes. then press <0>. 1 Select [Color space]. 96 . select [Color space]. With this camera. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 (Exif 2. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. sRGB is set automatically.21).

Press the shutter button halfway. and take picture. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 1 Focus the subject. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. it locks the current auto exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. button. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). then recompose and take the shot.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. The exposure setting will be displayed. 97 . Each time you press the <A> button.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.

1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the <D> icon will blink. Each time you press the <A> button. 98 . (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. then press the <A> button. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. In the viewfinder. The flash is fired to take the picture. 4 Take the picture. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. <A> button.

the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. then press <0>. The plain. [White appear. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . <Q> will be set automatically. 2 Select the white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. The “Approx.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. In Basic Zone modes. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. 1 Photograph a white object. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. You can set any white balance. Normally. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. white object should fill the spot metering circle. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used.

the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Instead of a white object. 100 . data. When the menu reappears. then press <0>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. The custom white balance selection screen will appear.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 4 Select the custom white balance. a correct white balance might not be obtained. 2 Select [Custom tab. then press <0>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. press the <M> button to exit the menu. then press <0>. Press the <WB> button. it cannot be selected in step 3. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance].76). On the dialog screen which appears. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. select [OK] and the data will be imported. If you do step 3. Press the <U> key to select <O>. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>.

then press <0>.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. the correction. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. During the white balance correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Under the [2] tab. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.) Sample setting: A2. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. G1 101 . B is for blue. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. On the upper right. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. M is magenta. and G is green. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. A is amber.

three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Green (G) bias. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. During WB bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). the card will take longer to record the shot. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. and 3. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Since three images are recorded for one shot. In step 2 for white balance correction. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Standard white balance. Standard white balance. when you turn the <6> dial.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. 2. Magenta (M) bias. Set the white balance bracketing amount. and 3. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Amber (A) bias. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. 102 . or 1. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. 2. Blue (B) bias. On the right.

the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. If you want a darker exposure. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the image might still come out bright. then press <0>. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. Under the [2] tab. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. then press <0>.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. The default setting is [Standard]. noise might increase. set this to [Disable] first. 103 . flash exposure compensation. In Basic Zone modes. For RAW images. the correction is done when the image is captured. With JPEG images. 3 Take the picture. [Standard] is set automatically. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. the setting.

then press <0>. then press <0>. With JPEG images.]. correct. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting.]. the correction is done when the image is captured. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 3 Take the picture. select [Peripheral illumin. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. screen. For RAW images.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. correct. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. Under the [1] tab. the four corners of the picture might look darker. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. The default setting is [Enable]. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .

For JPEG images already captured. even if [Correction data available] is displayed.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. When using a non-Canon lens. 25 lenses. If the lens does not have distance information. For details. With EOS Utility (provided software). the lower the correction amount will be. 105 . the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. Depending on shooting conditions. if you select [Enable]. In step 2. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. The higher the ISO speed. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.

Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. later. single shooting will take effect. 106 . keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 1 Focus the subject. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. press the shutter button completely. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. The mirror will swing up. the mirror locks up. but no picture will be taken. there will be a shutter-release sound.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. it will go back down automatically. later. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again.195). Do not point the camera toward the sun. Remote control shooting. then the picture is taken 2 sec. press the transmit button. delay. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. When you press the shutter button completely. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. In such cases.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. mirror lockup is effective. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec.

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. For details.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. Using a tripod is recommended. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 107 . camera shake can cause blurred images. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.

with AF or Before shooting. 2 Focus the subject. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. After the image review ends. 100%. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. picture. When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. The image’s field of view is approx. focus manual focus (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. 108 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image.113-120). Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. Press the <A> button.

do not point the lens toward the sun. set [Live View shoot. When flash is used. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). but only one shot will be taken. 109 . number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 30 min. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx.] to [Enable]. During Live View shooting. 1 hr. there will be two shutter sounds. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.

AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. If <g> is blinking. the information display will change. However. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). 110 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.or bright-light conditions. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If flash is used or bulb is set.

Picture Style. and AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When <f> is selected. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. you can also set the white balance. drive mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. the AF points will also be displayed. function and set it. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 1 Press the <Q> button. 111 . In Creative Zone modes. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. and Auto Lighting Optimizer.

or [7 Firmware Ver. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].113). the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. you can display grid lines. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.118).204) for Live View shooting.114).139).]. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. [u Live mode] (p. 112 . If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. p. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. or [Quick mode] (p. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. In Creative Zone modes. Even while the Live View image is displayed. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. [7 Clear settings]. 169). the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. During continuous shooting. (camera power remains on). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.167. [6 Sensor cleaning].

p. press the <L> button. To return the AF point to the center. 1 Display the Live View image. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Also. select [AF mode]. [u Live mode] (face detection. AF point 2 Move the AF point. 113 . and [Quick mode] (p.120). If you want to achieve precise focus. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. The AF point < > will appear.114). Under [6 Live View function settings]. Press the <A> button. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. magnify the image. While the Live View image is displayed. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Select the AF mode. and focus manually (p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.118). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.

Press the <A> button. the AF point will turn orange. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.Using AF to Focus the subject. picture. When a face is detected. If multiple faces are detected. <q> will be displayed.108). Have the target person face the camera. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If focus is not achieved. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 1 Display the Live View image. human faces are detected and focused. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 114 .

When focus is achieved. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If focus is not achieved. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. too bright or too dark. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. titled horizontally or diagonally. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 115 . turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. or partially hidden. If the focus is way off. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. the AF point will turn orange. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. picture.108). 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the <p> will be grayed out. When you press the <L> button.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. face detection will not be possible. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. If a face cannot be detected.113).

116 .Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. return to the normal view and autofocus. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. then take the picture. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. In the u Live mode. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. the focus might be off. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If this happens. Even when focus has been achieved. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view.

Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects strongly reflecting light. flat surfaces. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Subjects in low light. 117 . Night scenes or points of light. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. color.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Extremely small subjects. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects at the edge of the picture. A special effects filter is used. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus.

Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. 118 . using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Although you can focus the target area quickly.<Q> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Press the <A> button.66).Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.

Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. picture. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the reflex mirror will go back down. The AF point used to focus will light in red.Using AF to Focus the subject.108). and AF will be executed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The Live View image will turn off. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 119 .

Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. After achieving focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 2 Move the magnifying frame. To return the magnifying frame to the center.the magnified image. press the <L> button. picture. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. the image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 120 .108). While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Each time you press the <u> button.

such as the sun. the screen might flicker. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. If this happens. 121 . However. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. When you magnify the image. the image quality might degrade. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. If the light source within the image changes. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. If you point the camera in a different direction. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. In low light. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image.

) may appear. Before taking a long exposure. the exposure might not come out as desired.191). etc. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. During the magnified view. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. the image will be captured in the normal view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. dots of light. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. If you take the picture during magnified view. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. This is to prevent image degradation. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. 122 . noise (banding. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. The movie recording format will be MOV. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. the movie might not be recorded properly. 123 . the movie might not playback properly. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. If necessary. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. To stop movie shooting. The reflex mirror will make a sound.movie. do not point the lens toward the sun. press <A> again. When you press the shutter button halfway. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. 2 Focus the subject.113-120).167. 169). While the movie is being shot. 124 . also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. 3 Shooting the movie. During movie shooting. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie.

bottom. shutter speed. During movie shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. the top. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 40 min. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. 1 hr. and aperture are set automatically.97). If you use Movie crop. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. press the <S> button. 20 min. 125 .) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.131). left. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo..k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask.16).126) on the screen’s bottom left. size] setting (p.16). The ISO speed. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.5mm dia. you can set the exposure compensation. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 1 hr. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.

When movie shooting starts.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. 126 . the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.

Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. To set the aperture. then press <0>. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. Select [Manual]. select exposure]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.1/30 sec. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.1/60 sec.6400 127 . 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. . The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. To set the shutter speed. aperture. and ISO speed for movie shooting.[Movie Under the [o] tab. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. . the speed.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . 3 Select [Manual]. The reflex mirror will make a sound.

If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. and aperture will not be displayed. due to the drive of the lens aperture. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. the movie image might flicker. With manual exposure shooting. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. is recommended. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. shutter speed. will be recorded. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. to 1/125 sec. 128 . When shooting a movie of a moving subject.173). the shooting mode. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. The faster the shutter speed. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. With Auto ISO. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting.124). AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.

If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask.

The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. When <f> is selected. the AF points will also be displayed. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Auto Lighting Optimizer. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. function and set it. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. image-recording quality (for still photos). Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Picture Style. 130 .Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. and AF mode. movierecording size.

etc. Australia. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. : Standard-definition recording quality. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.). Russia. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. China. in [Live mode]. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. etc. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Mexico. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Korea. Japan. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Still photos cannot be taken. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.). : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. 131 . [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Also. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting.

press the <A> button. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 24 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. AF is possible during movie shooting. 330 MB/min. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). and approx. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 59 sec.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 132 .000 pixels at [640x480]. AF will be executed in Live mode.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. or [Quick mode]. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 300. You can select [Live mode]. To start movie shooting again. [u Live mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. approx. 49 min. 1 hr. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. 49 min. 12 min. you can extract a still image from the movie. 39 min. AF during k When [Enable] is set. However.

While holding down the <w> button.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). • AE/AF. still photo shooting will take effect. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. p.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AF/AF lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. then press the transmit button. 133 . The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. press the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. AE lock is not possible. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. For AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately.

127). shutter speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.16). The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. highlight detail will be improved. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. and aperture for movie shooting (p. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. set this option to [Auto]. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.5mm dia. you can display grid lines. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. 134 .6400. If [Enable] is set. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].

If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). 135 . you should set the IS switch to <2>. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. The slower the card.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If the card has a fast writing speed. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the movie shooting might stop. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded.126) will be displayed in red. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If you take still photos during movie shooting. First. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If the indicator becomes full. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.

167. 136 . The image quality of movies is not affected. turn off the camera. the sound will be properly recorded. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. However. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. However. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. 169) and shoot a movie. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the movie shooting will stop automatically. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. the image quality may be degraded. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. When not shooting. If this happens. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting.

144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.153) 7 137 .146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.138) Card Reminder (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.

and you cannot release the shutter. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. 138 .Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. the image display will end. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. select [Image review]. If [Hold] is set. Under the [1] tab. Select the desired review time. then press <0>. then press <0>. If [Off] is set. During the image review. select [Beep]. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. select [Release shutter without card].

139 . select [Auto power off]. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. select [LCD brightness]. To turn on the LCD monitor again. then press <0>. You can set this auto power-off time.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. Under the [5] tab. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. Under the [6] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min.. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. With the adjustment screen displayed. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. When checking the exposure of an image. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. Select the desired power-off time. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. If [Off] has been set. press the <B> button. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can change how the file number is assigned. If you want to use continuous file numbering. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. select [File numbering].JPG. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Select one. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. Even after you replace the card. then press <0>.

shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. For both JPEG and RAW images. and “. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. 141 . If the file number in folder No. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering restarts from 0001.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. Replace it with a new card. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. you should use a newly-formatted card. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. “. To restart the file numbering from 0001. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file name will start with “IMG_”. After the manual reset. The extension will be “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. Each time you replace the card. 999 reaches 9999.CR2” for RAW images. When you reset the file numbering manually.JPG” for JPEG images. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. for example. MOV” for movies.

It will be rotated. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. but the image does not rotate during playback. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. The setting of this feature can be changed. Under the [5] tab. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. the image might not rotate for playback. then press <0>. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. then playback the image. Use the software provided with the camera instead. On the camera’s LCD monitor. Select one. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Set [OnPD]. select [Auto rotate]. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. The available settings are described below. In such a case. Also. [OnPD] is set. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. then press <0>. 142 .

138) Auto power off (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.29) Beeper (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.150) 143 .96) WB correction (p. While the menu is displayed.139) Sensor cleaning (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.146) Date/Time (p.102) Live View shooting (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the settings.107) Red-eye reduction (p.

2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear settings]. (C. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select [OK]. 144 . This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. desired setting. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. 3 Select [OK]. select [Clear all camera settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all Custom Func. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>.Fn)].

Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

then press <0>. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. select [Screen color]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select the desired color. When you exit the menu. Select [Screen color]. Select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. 146 . Under the [5] tab. Select [Disable].

147 . [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. then press <0>.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. [Flash firing] Normally. Select [Built-in flash func. Under the [1] tab. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. set this to [Enable]. If [Disable] is set. setting] The [Built-in flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting] and [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Select [Flash control]. The functions displayed under [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] or [External flash func. setting]. The flash control screen will appear. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page.

setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. setting] and [External flash func. * For other flash modes. and once immediately before the exposure ends. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. [Zoom]. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. For details.. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 148 . This is for advanced users. If [2nd curtain] is set. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. and [Wireless set. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. Shutter sync. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. If an external Speedlite is attached. With 2nd curtain sync. However.]. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. Normally. you can also set [Hi-speed]. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Use a plain blower without any brush attached. never do any of the following. If the power is turned off. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. • Setting the power switch to <2>. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. If the power is cut off.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. 154 . • Opening the card slot cover. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. A brush can scratch the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.

155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. the last captured image will be displayed.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. display. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 3 Select the image. 4 images and one image displayed. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. When you press the <x> button. 1 Playback the image. 156 . Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images.

x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. the jump method and current image location are indicated. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. On the single-image display. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. 1 Select the jump method. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. To change the jump method. select [Date]. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. turn the <6> dial. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select either one to display only movies or stills. by jumping. press the <V> key. 157 . then press <0>. On the bottom right.

Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. The image will be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button. 158 . the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. A movie cannot be magnified. To exit the magnified display. 1 Magnify the image. Magnified area position around image.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. During image playback. press the <u> button. If you hold down the button.

142) before taking vertical shots. select [Rotate]. <0>. To exit and return to the menu. 3 Rotate the image. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. You can also select an image on the index display. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. 1 Select [Rotate]. Under the [3] tab.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. repeat steps 2 and 3. A movie cannot be rotated. 159 . the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. 2 Select the image. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. you need not rotate the image as described above. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. then press <0>. press the <M> button.

Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. 160 .k Enjoying Movies Basically. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Playback on a TV set (p.167.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.

be sure it is compatible with MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For smooth movie playback. use a high-performance personal computer. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. 161 . If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. inquire the software maker. see the PDF file instruction manual. For details on commercially-available software.

Select The movie will start playing. During the index display. then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 4 Playback[7] (Play). Speaker the movie. During movie playback.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. <0>. press On <0>. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. With the single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. As movies cannot be played on the index display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 162 . 3 Pressthe single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. see the next page. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. movie.

the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. 30 min. Displays the editing screen (p.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.173). During the single-image display. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Displays the movie’s first frame. Each time you press <0>. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 1 sec. Displays the movie’s last frame. If you hold down <0>. If you hold down <0>. it will fast forward the movie. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.167. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. 169) to playback a movie.) 163 . during the movie playback. Each time you press <0>. a single previous frame is displayed. it will rewind the movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. 2 hr.164). the movie will play frame-byframe.

The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. movie. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. press <0>. then press <0>. Then press <0>. be edited out. [New file] will not be selectable. 3 Check the edited movie. To save it as a new movie. increments. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. After deciding which part to edit out. 164 . select [Overwrite]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). go back to step 2. select [New file]. 4 Save the[W]. 1 On the movie playback screen. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). select [2] and press <0>. The editing screen will be displayed. To cancel the editing. then press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. To change the editing. select [X]. Select The save screen will appear. increments (position indicated by [X]). If the card does not have enough room.

Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. The [Select date] screen will appear. then press <0>. Then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Only the still photos in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Under the [3] tab. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. 1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the date. If you selected [iDate]. select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back.

5 Quit the slide show. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. During auto playback. then press the <M> button. During pause. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. the key to select [Set up].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can press the <U> key to view another image. auto power off will not take effect.. 169.] is displayed. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. During pause. To pause the slide show. 166 . Press then press <0>. To view the slide show on a TV set. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen.. After [Loading image. The display time may vary depending on the image. During the slide show. For still photos. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. the slide show will start. then press <0>. see pages 167. press the <M> button. During movie playback.

By pressing the <B> button. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. * Depending on the TV set. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see page 162. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. button. turn off the camera and television. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. you can change the display format. insert it into the <D> terminal. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 167 . To playback movies.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. part of the image displayed might be cut off.

Doing so may cause a malfunction. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. When the camera is connected to a TV set. When you press the camera’s <x> button. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. In such a case. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Then press the Enter button. Under the [4] tab. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Select [Enable].Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 168 . press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Press the / button to select an option. For a slide show. The menu will appear. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. image. then press <0>. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. then press the Enter button. then press the Enter button.

see page 162. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. In such a case. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. 169 . With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. may not operate properly.) To playback movies. see the TV set’s instruction manual. the images will not be displayed properly. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. Certain TV sets. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. button. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. For details. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal.

you must first cancel the protection. 170 . When an image is protected. To exit the image protection. The menu will reappear. press the <M> button.42). To erase a protected image. The <K> icon will disappear. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. To protect another image. Under the [3] tab. select [Protect images]. the protected images will also be erased. only the protected images will remain. The protect setting screen will appear. then press <0>. Once an image is protected. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you format the card (p. Image protect icon protect it. If you erase all the images (p. 1 Select [Protect images]. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. To cancel the image protection. press <0> again.172). repeat step 2.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. then press <0>.

170) will not be erased. Once an image is erased. select [Erase images]. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. then image displayed will be erased. 171 . press <0>. it cannot be recovered. 3 Erase the image. protect them. Protected images (p. then press <0>. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. 2 Press the <L> button. Under the [3] tab. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 1 Select [Erase images].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. you can erase multiple images at one time. The Select [Erase].

To return to the single-image display. The selected images will be erased. Select [OK]. repeat step 3. The images will be displayed.L Erasing Images images]. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. format the card (p. Press the <L> button. 172 . 4 Erase the images. all the images in the card will be erased. press the <I> button. To display the three-image display. To erase other images. To also erase protected images. press the <u> button.42). 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. to be erased. then press <0>.

the 73 file size is displayed. recording size <A/B/C>. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . recording format <D>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. <G> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. * For movie files. 173 . the movie icon <k/ >. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. The most detailed shooting information is shown below.

The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter the image. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. the respective color information will be lacking.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And if there are too many pixels on the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. the brighter and denser the color. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The more pixels there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image’s RGB histogram. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the darker the image. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the shadow detail will be lost. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the darker and less prominent the color. and blue). The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. green. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. 174 . And the more pixels there are toward the right. the highlight detail will be lost.

Printing Images Printing (p. 9 175 . The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. quantity to print.

Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. up the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. To connect to the printer.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 176 . 2 SetFor details. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Some printers may make a beeping sound. 4 Turn on the printer. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer.

using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. On the print setting screen. make sure it is fully charged. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. To find out what’s wrong. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. select [Print]. 2. Press the < The image will appear. Movies cannot be printed.184). first turn off the camera and printer. 3. 4 hours is possible. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Press the <x> button to playback the image. With a fully-charged battery. Press <0>.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Before disconnecting the cable. For direct printing. 6 Playback thex> button. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. it indicates a problem with the printer. 177 . If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. printing up to approx. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. do the following: 1.

Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. The paper settings screen will appear. The paper size. 0 2 Press <print>. Starts the printing. * Depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. type. <0>. Returns to the screen in step 1. 178 . and layout. Sets the quantity to be printed. For details.setting screen will appear. 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. type. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.183).180). Sets the paper size.then press Select [Paper settings]. and layout you have set are displayed. Some settings might not be available. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.

9. or 20 images on one sheet. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. then press <0>. The print will have no borders. The page layout screen will appear. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. then press <0>. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. etc. The paper type screen will appear. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. the camera name. ISO speed. * From the Exif data. then press <0>. On A4 or Letter size paper. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. shooting mode. will be imprinted. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. 16. 179 . The print setting screen will reappear. 4. 8. white balance. lens name.. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper.185) will be printed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. the print will have borders. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. exposure compensation amount. shutter speed. aperture. Option to print 2.

182). it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. go to step 5. bluish blacks. However. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. * When you change the printing effects. see the printer’s instruction manual. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. 180 . then press <0>. The image noise is reduced before printing. Prints in black-and-white with cool. yellowish blacks. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. then press <0>. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot).need not set necessary. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. No automatic correction will be applied. For details. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. If you any printing effects. Select the desired printing effect. you can also adjust the printing effect (p.

the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. then press <0>.) Also. then press <0>. Select <I>. all the settings will revert to the default. 181 . The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. you can print another image using the same settings.183) has been applied. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. then press <0>. (You cannot set the number of copies. Select <R>. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Select [Print]. To stop the printing. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. With Easy printing. necessary. then press <0>. then press <0>. With Easy printing. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. then select [OK].wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. any trimming (p. the number of copies will always be 1. 7 Start printing.144). Set as necessary. Set the number of copies. Set as desired.183) will not be applied. If image tilt correction (p. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. it may take longer to print the image.

you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Red-eye corr.127) or highlight level (128 . A is amber. When [On] is set. select the printing effect. You can then adjust the printing effect. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. press the <B> button. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. To adjust the [Color balance]. and [Color balance]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>.255). use the <S> keys. If you select [Clear all]. [Saturation]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. M is magenta. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. B is for blue. you can adjust the [Contrast].]. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. When you select [Detail set. the red eye will be corrected for printing. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. When [On] is set.] effects will not show on the screen. [Color tone]. the face will be brightened for printing. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. 182 .

Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. the size of the trimming frame will change. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 183 . and aspect ratio. Do the trimming right before printing. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. position. The print setting screen will reappear. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. 1 On the print setting screen. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. When you adjust the image tilt. 2 Set the trimming frame size. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. you may have to set the trimming again.5-degree increments. select [Trimming]. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. The smaller the trimming frame. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.

Press <0> to stop printing. see the printer’s instruction manual. If you look at the image on a TV screen. no paper. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. and check the waste ink tank. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. While trimming the image. After fixing the problem. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. etc. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. resume printing. For details on resuming the printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. The smaller you make the trimming frame. 184 . refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. then press <0>. the option as desired.]. Select the option to be set. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>.] 185 . then press <0>. (They cannot be set individually for each image. imprinting. then press <0>. [Print type] [Date] [File No. [Date]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. Under the [3] tab. and [File No. Select [Set up]. 2 Select [Set up]. date imprinting. Select the desired setting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. select [Print order]. and file No.

Press the <7> button. on the print. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. The print order screen will reappear. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Also. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Prints both the standard and index prints.] are set to [On]. both the [Date] and [File No.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. 186 . Next. the print order may not be possible. 4 Exit the setting. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. With [Index] prints. depending on the image type. select [Sel. When printing with DPOF. [On] imprints the file No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. If this happens with your printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Even if [Date] and [File No. the date or file No.

187 .Image Select and order images one by one. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. To display the three-image display. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. After completing the print order. all the images might not be printed. press the <u> button. Even if you select “All image”. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. If you specify more than this. print no more than 400 images for one print order. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. If you select [Clear all on card]. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <I> button. To return to the single-image display.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel.

180) if necessary. If [Bordered] is set. select [Print order]. If a problem occurs during printing. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. Under [Adjust levels]. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. the card’s remaining capacity was low. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Before printing. Depending on the printer. see page 184. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. [Manual] cannot be selected. you can easily print images with DPOF. See page 176. 1 Prepare to print. 5 Select [OK]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 2 Under the [3] tab. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. • When you paused the printing. 3 Select [Print].178) Set the printing effects (p.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 188 . you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. be sure to set the paper size. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. select [Resume]. (p. • When you set the index.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

Custom Function No. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear..3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C.144). then press <0>. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. setting. then press <0>. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)]. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number).Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. At the bottom of the screen. 190 . select [Custom Functions (C. (C. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. select [Clear all Custom Func.Fn)]. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Under the [7] tab. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.

Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. (Settings are disabled.) 191 .194 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.195 p.195 k C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting. C.196 p. speed in Av mode p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.194 k k k C.193 p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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3 Custom Function SettingsN C. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.173). the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the <L> icon will appear. 197 . To verify whether the image is original.

press the <M> button. 198 . you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then press <0>. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. select [My Menu settings]. then press <0>. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. To return to the screen in step 2. press the <V> key to change the order. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. With [z] displayed. then Select [Register to My press <0>. On the confirmation dialog. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Then press <0>. Menu]. then Select press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. You can register up to six items in My Menu. and [Delete all items] deletes all items.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. the desired items. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. Under the [9] tab. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items.

Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 199 . press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. select [Copyright information].“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information.] to check the copyright information currently set. Under the [7] tab. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. then press <0>. Select [Display copyright info. 4 Exit theentering the text. setting. The text entry screen will appear.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. then press <0>. 3 Enter text. option.

Exiting After completing the text entry.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it. Entering text In the bottom area. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. 200 . press the <S> key to select a character. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories. 11 201 .

6 or smaller (larger f/number). For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. computer keyboards. see the Extender’s instruction manual.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. etc. 202 . focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) In such cases. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. etc. For details.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. see page 117. etc.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.48). solid-color walls.

2 Connect the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately).the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 203 . Close the cover. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 1 Connect the power cord. After using the camera. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. the DC cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown.

The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.71). Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. 204 . You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. When focus is achieved. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. During wireless remote control. delay. The camera will autofocus.4 feet from the camera.

eyepiece cover. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.23) attached to the camera strap. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. 1 Remove the eyecup.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 205 . To prevent this. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. use the eyepiece cover (p.

(Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. the flash will fire at full output only. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera.] to be set. In other words. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . For detailed instructions.147). 206 . it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. setting].] can be set for [External flash func. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. only [Flash exp.

Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. 207 . It might not fire.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only. or slower. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.

208 .Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). then press <0>.] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. then press <0>. then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Select [Connection info. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. transmission. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. To set up. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. Without approval. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. If you set [Disable]. set [Enable]. use of the card is not permitted.]. 4 Display the connection information. (p. select settings].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. please check with the card manufacturer.

] is set to [Disable]. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. 209 . For transferred images. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. see the card’s instruction manual. Because of the transmission function. In hospitals. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. Turn the camera off and on again. 6 Take the picture. During the image transfer. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. The battery power will be consumed faster. auto power off will not take effect. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.58). remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. If the image transfer does not work. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. airports. For details. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. it may still transmit a signal.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:].

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 . [Remote control] can be set. *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only.

±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 2. / 4 sec. [7] Set-up 3. 212 .Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [y] Shooting 3.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / 8 sec. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1.

213 . 3200 / Max. 800 / Max. / 4 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 400 / Max. 1600 / Max. / 15 min. / 8 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min. / 1 min.

) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. (C.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. sec.. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. month. min.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .

The [y] Shooting 3. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. the [Expo. Live View function settings 215 . no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. / 1 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. WB Shift/BKT. comp.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. no AE lock / AE/AF. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 16 sec. / 10 min. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. [7] Set-up 3. Under the [2] tab. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 30 min./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 30 sec.]. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

26). If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Recharge the battery (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again.24). When the image recording is completed. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.26). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Press the <B> button (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. the power will turn off automatically. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If this happens.31).44). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If there is a problem with the battery charger. 218 .

24). To prevent camera shake. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. 123). the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. a picture cannot be taken. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. The card is not properly inserted (p. The camera turns off by itself. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.31).31). Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. If the card is full. Auto power off is in effect. 69). Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. 37). If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. or focus manually (p. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.107. 219 . The image is out of focus. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. the number of possible shots will decrease. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. Purchase a new one. set the IS switch to <1>.31. press the shutter button gently (p. 171).37.33).36.

Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. etc.194).192). If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.194). the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. ISO 100 cannot be set. or [Disable]. If it is set to [Strong]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].193). When I use the <f> mode with flash. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Fn)] menu. 220 . Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.134).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.134). speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. see page 42 or 224. [Low]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. If a card error message is displayed. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.Fn)] menu. ISO 100 can be set (p. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].

Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If the card’s writing speed is slow. This is normal. When a movie is played. If you use flash. 59 sec. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. camera operation noise can be heard. To find out the card’s read/write speed.109).135). the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The movie shooting terminates by itself. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. 221 . movie shooting will stop automatically.. movie shooting may stop automatically. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. etc. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.

140).170). If the LCD monitor is dirty. Set the color space to sRGB. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. it cannot be erased (p. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. It will return to normal at room temperature. The file numbering does not start from 0001. If you use a card which already has images recorded. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. If Adobe RGB is set. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. the first character will be an underscore (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.96). 222 . use a soft cloth to clean it.40).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The image cannot be erased. In low or high temperatures. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). If the image has been protected.

29). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. 169). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. 223 . In such a case. The correct date and time has not been set (p. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab.167.180). No image appears on the TV screen. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.214). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.169).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. The card reader does not detect the card.

Remove and insert the card again. Operate the power switch. or format the card (p. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 171. or format the card (p. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. an error message will appear. Countermeasures No.Error Codes Error No. erase unnecessary images. 04 Replace the card.13. 10. Cannot save images because card is full. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center.27). Turn the camera off and on again. or use a Canon lens (p.31. 16).27. on again or re-install the battery. Clean the lens contacts. Follow the onscreen instructions. 42). 01 02 05 224 . Replace card.27). replace the card. Shooting is not possible due to an error.31. 80 again. The built-in flash could not be raised. 40. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 20. 42). 50. Card cannot be accessed. Turn the camera off and on again. Turn the camera off and 30. Operate the power switch (p. 26) * If the error still persists. If there is a problem with the camera. remove and install the battery pack 70. write down the error No. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 60. Operate the power switch (p.

RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. White fluorescent light. SDHC memory card. 8.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.3 Auto. 1 . Flash).0 JPEG. 17. 4. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 18. Preset (Daylight. User Def. Neutral. SDXC memory card 22.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.3 x 14.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Tungsten light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. 17. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Landscape. 1. Cloudy. Manual. single-lens reflex. Portrait. Monochrome. Faithful. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Shade.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.

Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .5 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. shutter-priority AE.4 USM lens. 0. AI Focus AF. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. AI Servo AF. ISO 100 . depth-of-field AE.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .18 (at 23°C/73°F. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Creative Auto. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. aperture-priority AE.+1. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.6400 Auto. Close-up. Sports. Night Portrait. Flash Off. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. Landscape. 95% Magnification: Approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Program). Portrait.0 .

3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.: 13/43 (ISO 100. Max. to 30 sec. approx. delay and 10-sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. X-sync at 1/200 sec. self-timer with 10sec. 3 sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. to 1/60 sec. continuous shooting.4 USM lens. (Full Auto mode). 3. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. auto pop-up flash Guide No.. bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. or 2-sec. 1/4000 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode.) • Flash Retractable. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 .7 shots/sec.

6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 60p: 59. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 165 MB/min.976 fps. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.97 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 50p: 50. 330 MB/min. 25p: 25. 165 MB/min.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.04 million dots Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments).94 fps.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 24p: 23. 1. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min.4 USM lens.00 fps.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.

image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. histogram).5mm dia. by shooting date.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). 1. 4-image index. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx. by movie. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . jump by 10 or 100 images. detailed info. 9-image index. Single image + Info (Basic info.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. video/audio OUT. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.5x .

7 x 1.8 oz.1 x 3.4 in. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.104°F During shooting: 0°C . 530 g / 18.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.9 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.2 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.1 x 3. Approx.40°C / 43°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. Weight: Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.1 x 15. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .7 oz.3 mm / 5.8 oz. 52 g / 1.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.8 x 3. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .5 x 0.40°C / 43°F .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.9 oz.7 x 1.8 x 97.5 mm / 2.5 x 75. Weight: Approx.4 in. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . Approx. 82 g / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . 82 g / 2.40°C / 43°F .0 in.40°C / 32°F .2 mm / 1.40°C / 32°F . 475 g / 16.6 x 2.4 x 55.1 x 3.

Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.9 x 19.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.5-5.4 x 101 mm / 3.82 ft.5 x 70 mm / 2.48 ft.1 x 5.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . (From image sensor plane) Max.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6 x 1.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. magnification: 0.25 m / 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. 455 g / 16. consult the respective lens maker.67 x 45 mm / 8. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.82 ft.8 in.2.49 m / 1.0 in. 200 g / 7. (75 x 112 mm / 3.0 oz.3 . diameter x length: 68.7 x 2.4 in.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .25 m / 0.0 x 4. magnification: 0.8 in.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Weight: Approx.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .45 m / 1. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.8 in. (at 0. diameter x length: 75.61 ft.0 x 4.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. 231 . (327 x 503 mm / 12. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .1 oz.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Weight: Approx.

Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. etc. 232 . a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories.” * Notice displayed in English as required.. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. HDMI. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.0 and Exif 2. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. HDMI logo. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.21 (also called “Exif Print”). LLC.g. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis..Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. in the United States and other countries. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Do not use any home-made or modified batteries.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. skin. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. It may cause an accident. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. and accessories not specified in this booklet. 233 . keep at least 1 meter away. remove it immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. follow the safeguards below: . . and clothing. If a child swallows the battery. and material damage. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. etc.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . do not exceed the recharging time. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. • During the recharging.Do not short-circuit. heat generation. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.40°C (32°F . or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. and fire. changes color. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. smoke. or clothing.Do not use any batteries. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. Also. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. or emits smoke or fumes.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. This is to prevent electrical shock. . connecting cables. disassemble. chemical leakage. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. accessories. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. and explosions. It may impair the person’s vision. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. skin. power sources. . immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. It can cause blindness or skin problems. . consult a physician immediately. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. See a physician immediately. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. excessive heat. When using flash to photograph an infant. • If excessive heat. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks.104°F). death. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. deforms.

Always insert the power plug all the way in. . • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. 234 . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. follow the safeguards below: . If the surrounding is dusty. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. or oily. .When unplugging a power plug. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Doing so may damage your vision. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. . The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. humid. Doing so may cause injury. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. benzene. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Otherwise.Do not scratch. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not use paint thinner. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. cut. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. Also do not twist or tie the cords. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. .Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. check if it is allowed.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.

waste authority. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. Cd = Cadmium.com/environment.g. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. in accordance with the Battery Directive. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. (EEA: Norway.European Union (and EEA) only. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. e.. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.canon-europe. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. please contact your local city office. For more information about the recycling of this product. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.

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......... 31..... 31 Card reminder .............................................131 1st-curtain sync.... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).............................................. 160........................... 169 Camera Camera shake..........67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ......................................................... 82 Bulb ............... 76..............................97................. 224 SD speed class ....................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).....................................................................................76 Basic Zone modes ...............................................71 4.............. 2...........96 AE lock.... 92 Continuous shooting......................................... 3................. 123 SDHC/SDXC........160.............................. 208 Format.......160.................27........ 143 Camera shake ................................. 36 Settings display.......................................80 Audio/video OUT............. 96 Color temperature .. 99 Color tone................... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ......... 138 Eye-Fi......131 Battery Grip ............. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.. 64...................................67 AI Servo AF................. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer........................67 Aperture-priority AE ....... self-timer ......... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ..... 169 Access lamp................... 52 Color space ............ 92 A A/V OUT.......... 35 .................................. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).................. 134 AEB..............Index 1280x720 . 93 Built-in flash...... 55 Cable ........45...........................................37 Card......................148 2-sec.......or 9-image index display....... 2 Center-weighted average metering .. 144 Holding the camera.........................................................................131 1920x1080 ............................ 79........ 138 Black-and-white image ............................... 112......... 32..................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........................................................ 13..................... 216 Beeper...................156 640x480 ...............148 2nd-curtain sync... 42 Problem.. 106 Clear settings ..............................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).85 Adobe RGB......................................................................................80 B B/W (Monochrome)..............20 Battery → Power 237 ... 70 Contrast...... 167.........

................................................. 77 Digital terminal ............... 88 Focus confirmation light .... 88 Flash off ............................... 46 Full HD ............ 47.........76 FE lock.............................................................87 Extension ...... 69 Focusing AF mode ......... 120 Out of focus ...............................................Index Copyright information.......................... 56 Flash-sync speed............................................... 69................... 93 Firmware Ver............. 192 Menu setting .................. 65 Flash exposure compensation ..........29 DC coupler............147.............................................................................................. 33....................................... 132............. 117........................................... 72................................................... ..............................82 Dial....... 48 Focus mode switch .......36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF..... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).......................................................... 147........................190 Clear all ........ 148 Built-in flash ..... 117............................................... 206 FE lock...................................................114 Faithful ....................... 49...............176 Dioptric adjustment ..... 140 File size ............. 202 Recompose..190 List............ 131 Full High-Definition..................208 Eyepiece cover . 206 Eye-Fi card ......................... 149 Effective range .. 46 Focus lock ............98 238 .... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .................... 194 Beeper ..........................55 Creative Zone modes .......171 Error codes .......... 66............ 131 Full Auto ...... 202 Manual focusing.... 64 Custom Functions..... 113 AF point selection ........20 Custom Functions...........................................191 File number ...................................... 131...............................224 Evaluative metering ............ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .....23.......................... 71 Dust Delete Data .....199 Creative Auto ..................... 147 Red-eye reduction ................................. 214 Flash .16......203 Depth-of-field preview.......................................................................................... 64 External Speedlite.......70.............. 68 AF-assist beam..... 98 Flash exposure compensation......... 47...151 E Erase (image) .. 160 D Date/Time ...................... 123.................. 48 Format (card initialization).................................. 64 2nd-curtain sync .........185 Drive mode ...................86 Exposure compensation .......141 External Speedlite...................................... 42 Frame rate.....

.........................157 Magnified view......... 139 Display switching ................203 J JPEG ............ 104 Live mode (AF).210 Image dust prevention...........................................96 Image Auto playback ..34 Landscape................................................... 157 L I ICC profile ..... 51................... 72 Jump display ............... 134 H HDMI.............................................. 167 Highlight alert ..112.................. 21.........131....... 173 View on TV ..................... 13 Auto off............. 58......................110.............................58....................170 Rotate ..........156 Jump display (Image browsing).......... 33 ................................................................. 63 ISO expansion ...Index Function availability table................................. 20 Image-recording quality...... 44 Image playback..165 Erase ................................. 62 Auto..............................................173 Highlight detail loss ........... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ..... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .................. 155 Menu screen ......142.............. 40 Screen color......... 138 Image verification data ........................ 167 Image area. 151 Image review time ............160........174 Index................................ 155 Protect ............................................................ 63 G Grid display ........................................................ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ................................. 72 Index display ....................160........35 Attaching/Detaching ................168 High-Definition ................... 18 Lens......................................................................................................... 75 Language selection ............................................ 159 Shooting information....... 30 LCD monitor ... 146 Brightness adjustment .................................................. 113 239 ....................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.......173 Histogram ......................................................................... 197 Image Zone ....158 Playback ......174 Household power .............62........... 160..............173 Highlight tone priority ........................ 146 Shooting settings display ....... 156 ISO speed ......171 Highlight alert...........

................... 76 Night Portrait .................................... 66 One-Shot AF ................... 131..................................40 Metering mode.................86 Metering timer.....................................................20 Monochrome.................................................................... 66 P P (Program AE).................................. 132 Frame rate ................42...... 43 M M (Manual exposure)........... 198 N Neutral..... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ......................... 120 Microphone .... 132 Shooting..................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format..................... 74........................ 214 240 .....................107 Focusing.. 123 Sound recording ........................................... 131 Manual exposure shooting.......................... 127 Movie crop ....................... 160 File size.....76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .............198 Setting operation .............................218 Manual exposure .................... 120 Maximum burst . 134 Still photo shooting............212 My Menu. 193 Long exposure ...................... 60 PAL.............. 167 My Menu ............. 131 Playback ............................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ....................69................. 84........113 Grid display .......................... 162 Recording size .........112.... 158 Malfunction ....... 16 ....120................................................83...................... 134 MF (Manual focusing) .....................................................................................................83 Magnified view .. 70.... 127 Manual focusing. 193 Nomenclature... 164 Enjoying ..... 195 Mode Dial.........................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ....... 131 Recording time...106............ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ...........................................................................................................22 NTSC .............................. 54 Night scene ....69... 129 View on TV ....................................... 160.............Index Live View shooting.....................................134 Mirror lockup ....................112 Possible shots .......................................... 131...............

.................................91 Selection...................... 27...............................183 Trimming......28 Household power....................................... 92 Shooting information display .. 150............104 PictBridge...................Index Paper settings (printing)... 75 Possible shots.........58.....................24 Switch .............................................................................28..........................................185 Printing effects ......94 Pixels ...........38 Quick mode (AF)...................... 57....74 RAW+JPEG.............................50........75 User defined ... 109 Recharge ......................................180........................... 109 Power Auto power off ...........179 Print Order (DPOF)... 139 Battery check...... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)...................... 71...............................118 241 ......86 Peripheral illumination correction ..........38 Quick Control screen ........ 142.....175 Picture Style Adjustment... 31 Remote control shooting. 182 Tilt correction ...... 133.............. 110.................................................................................................. 54.................. 24 Red-eye reduction ............. 71 Sensor cleaning........................................................ 144 Rotate (image)............60 Program shift ..... 233 Saturation ...... 72 .............................. 204 Revert to default settings.....203 Possible shots ................. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ......176 Page layout................................................................ 93 Sharpness .............170 R RAW ...........72 Playback ................................... 126. 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ....... 159 S Safety warnings.............................74 Recharge.................27...................................................179 Paper settings........ 72 . 155 Portrait ...........................61 Protect (image erase-protection)............................................ 65 Release shutter without card................178 Partial metering............................................27 Printing.........183 Program AE ..28................................

.....................................49 2 (Portrait) ....18 Shutter button .................................................................................37 Shutter-priority AE .........................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)..................................93 Trimming (printing).................85 M (Manual exposure) ......................................................51 4 (Close-up) ........................Index Shooting mode...........................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ........................................ 160............................................................................................123 Shooting settings display ................................82 Strap ........... 100 T Tone priority ................53 Spot metering..........................................53 6 (Night Portrait) ..75 Stopped-down aperture ................. 101 Custom .....183 242 .96 Standard .................................................................................................50 3 (Landscape) ..............................................86 sRGB .................23 System map..........60 C (Creative Auto) ..............................................162 Sports..... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ................................ 163 W WB → White balance White balance ..................................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ........83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ................ 99 Bracketing........................ 19 Dioptric adjustment .............................165 Sound recording . 169............................... 167 Viewfinder ...........78 Slide show .........46 7 (Flash Off) .............................54 k (Movie shooting)............134 Speaker........................................ 78 V Video system...... 102 Correction .......78 P (Program AE) . 99 Personal......................................52 5 (Sports).................... 214 View on TV....216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ...............55 1 (Full Auto).....

...252 p......249 p.........245 p...256 Installing the Software ..p......S AF Point .s: Shutter-priority AE ...Q Quick Control Screen ...........257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ..E: AF Mode.............250 p.................259 243 ..........Using the Built-in Flash......................Image-recording Quality .................Custom Functions ..252 p...Creative Zone Modes ....................250 p.d: Program AE ....249 p.Nomenclature .....Picture Style .................251 p.................244 p........................A Live View Shooting..p.246 p..p.........246 p...................255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .Image Playback ......250 p...............p.............k Shooting Movies .........254 p...250 p..........................251 p.....253 p...Z: ISO Speed ..Basic Zone Modes ......................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..........f: Aperture-priority AE.......247 p...........i Drive Mode ...254 p.............

2. After setting the item. Press <0> to display the setting. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the tab.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. then turn the <6> dial to set it. press the <Q> button. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. The Quick Control screen will appear. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 245 .

Press the <U> key to select the quality. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. 246 . then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality].

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. You just press the shutter button. then press the <S> key to select the function. then shoot. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. 249 . the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. and the camera does the rest. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary.) Press the <Q> button. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.

then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically. If the shutter speed display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 . then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If the aperture display blinks. The aperture will be set automatically.

251 . Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder. then press <0>. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button.

Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. 252 . then press <0>.

To change the Live View settings. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.

press <A> again. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 .Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press the shutter button.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. 256 . It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images.

Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 5 Once your computer has restarted. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. To download images from the cameras. The software will not be installed correctly. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. B When installation ends. 257 . remove the CD. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). uninstall the software. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. 4 Click [Restart]. the window for Step 4 appears. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). If not necessary.

the window for Step 4 appears. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. uninstall the software. 258 . When installation ends.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. On your computer’s desktop. 4 Click [Finish]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).10. 5 Remove the CD. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.4 . To download images from the cameras. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. If not necessary. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.

BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD.pdf files. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Then select your language. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. 3 Double-click the START.pdf files. Double-click on the CD icon. To save the PDF manual to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 259 . Then select your language.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Double-click the START. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.

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